I started working with Zoraida about 6 months ago. During that time she has come a long, long way. A long way walking out of deep dissociation issues, depression, and other deeply rooted issues. While we are still on the journey, with excavation well underway, I have witnessed continual life transformation.
Because Zoraida is 100% committed to the process, and to God. She is accountable, willing to do whatever is suggested.and because of that, God is able to move in her life powerfully.
Here is her story in her own words, (1st Installment!).
“As I began to type this out, I glanced at my reflection and I smiled from ear to ear, as my eyes could barely recognize the captivating woman I’m becoming; and truthfully it’s all thanks to the safe space created for me here at EI Solutions.
My Formative Years
Growing up I often looked at my reflection and would gaze into my eyes wondering why on earth I was here. I am my mother’s 9th child. “I came from a broken home” is definitely an understatement. My trauma began as early as in the womb and continued well into my adult life. I lived in a home where feelings of uncertainty and worthlessness were bred. As a result, my wounded heart built a distorted filter on the lens of how I viewed life. I had never been a casual observer of pain, but rather the recipient of it. These childhood scripts were engraved into my heart (and arm) as I walked into my adult life and into the modeling/ beauty pageant industry. It was as if a target was on my back, and the arrow of brokenness quivered through the air to ALWAYS find its mark on me. My brokenness made me feel as a wilted flower in my moms garden who decided to live life dehydrated, and thought that was what life was suppose to look like- upside down. I somehow felt worthy of assault. I felt “too far gone”. Beyond repair. Beyond broken pieces…. I felt like dust.
In my minds eye of course- flashed a different picture of myself. A picture who’s reality didn’t align with the DNA of who I was created to be. And my my, what a beautiful gift it was to become aware that the almighty author of the universe chose to create His favorite creation out of dust- this wasn’t my finality, it was what needed to be present for the new to begin!
Going into EIS and working with Bill shed light onto the roots of my broken past and childhood scripts. He offered beauty through his counseling, walking alongside me into deeper realms of brokenness by helping me do the archeological work required to ultimately help me find true inner healing.
This wasn’t my normal cycle of “coping and hoping” and applying bandages onto a bleeding heart …no… this was RADICAL TRANSFORMATION. I had previously experienced severe forms of my “false self” begin to surface. Bill equipped me with the necessary tools and steps to begin my excavation journey. I stepped into the strengths of my temperaments. I stepped into self awareness. I stepped into forgiveness. I stepped into my thought life and learned to take my thoughts captive. The battle was on! I began transforming, from the the inside out.
My true genuine self, was now in the process of becoming part of the FOUND. I felt something shift inside me, like fresh life breathing into bursting lungs!
Bill fostered my best.. is an encourager of my gifts. He dared me to Believe… and that I did. He showed me that God is nearest to the broken-hearted and uses them to become world changers. I am now aware that I carry the insignia of the Lord. I am the pearl of great price. I am chosen for such a time as this. I, who was the receiver, will soon become the giver of hope for someone else.
This is my story, I never chose this BUT I get to CHAMPION IT, thanks to the people God placed in my life. I am still becoming, but now walking in my purpose with a newly found boldness in my steps.
Thank you, Bill and the EIS team; words fail to describe my overwhelming gratitude towards you!!!”
Thank you so much Zoraida! I know your story will inspire many others to seek help in discovering their purpose and to learn to walk in it. Looking forward to the “much more” that God has for you!
BH/ Zoraida J. ,Contributor.